The Telegraph is pushing an idea today that adultery helps marriage. Good grief! How stupid can sin get? Of course, Paul VI prophesied all of these happenings because of the acceptance of contraception and abortion. Separating love and commitment from sex is easy when pregnancy is not involved. Women are less free than they were 100 years ago, IMO. Adultery, as good Catholics know, a mortal sin, separating the two invovled from God and eternal life. No person is worth that.
Here is an extract for the online publication:
Alongside the internet dating revolution, these “playfairs” are evidence of a potentially dramatic shift in British marriage. As dating websites open up a global shop window of sexual possibilities, as life expectancy continues to rise and we become increasingly sexually aware, how can we still take the crushing old rules of fidelity, that turn marriage into a prison, for granted? Why should we not be able to recapture the heady thrills of youth, while protecting a secure home life?
The time has come, alongside the technology, to redraw the rules of marriage for the 21st century. Just as the Pill opened up premarital sex in the Sixties, the internet is opening up a whole new culture of affairs among married people. Sex has become a major leisure activity of our time, accessible to everyone, married or not, rich and poor. It’s time to start honing our seduction skills and join the playground.
Yet it is the most puritanical nations, including Britain and America, that have traditionally resisted the notion of adultery most rigorously. Here, couples endure the challenges of child care, work pressures, mid‑life crisis and dwindling marital sex against a backdrop of repressive Anglo-Saxon hang‑ups about infidelity, seen always in pejorative terms such as “cheating”.
Of course, in journalism, "puritanical" is a buzz word used to pretend the Puritans created the Ten Commandments. Nope, sorry, God did.